Piscopo expresses concerns, under DA-RT, about conducting elite interviews and the widening gulf between the “haves” and the “have-nots”

In this post, Jennifer Piscopo (Occidental College) writes about how a transparency appendix required under DA-RT could  “jeopardize carefully-cultivated networks of trust” needed to gain elite interviews, the “near impossiblity” of replication (since ” elites’ willingness to disclose sensitive information depends on everything from the researcher’s reputation to the phases of the moon”), and her fear about the implications for inequality in the profession (“the best publication opportunities will continue to accrue to highly-resourced researchers, who can rely on teams of graduate students and other paid assistants to help them create the appendices necessary to meet access, transparency, and replicability standards”).

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